This rhodium-plated sterling silver 1940s brooch by Pennino is a large flower with sprays of diamanté trillium flowers emanating from a diamanté-domed center. The three-cornered flower shape is typical of this maker’s work. Although the stones are ageing, this piece is still quite lovely. The quality of Pennino pieces is always exceptional.
Hot pink rhinestones and diamanté in a rhodium-plated setting form this snowflake brooch by Bogoff. This pieces closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The color is elegant, and the shape is timeless. Bogoff made lovely pieces in the 1950s.
The design and construction of this late 1940s sapphire-and-diamanté-layered bow brooch by Pennino is so fine that I bought it for myself, but now I'm reluctantly offering it to a new home. The quality rivals that of precious jewelry, but this one is available for a fraction of the cost! The top layer features a pavé ribbon with sapphire rhinestones and diamanté, cinched with gold metal. The bottom layer has tiny sapphire rhinestones set in white metal. Pennino pieces are always exceptional, and this one is superb.
Turquoise glass beads decorate the flower layer on this 1950s pave-embellished openwork gold-tone furled leaf by Hattie Carnegie. The detail is superb, as one would expect from this maker. This piece closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
This petite sterling silver flower and leaf 1940s brooch by Hobé has the same level of detail and quality workmanship as its larger sisters. The intricate buds on either side of the central flower are particularly lovely. This three-dimensional piece has a roll-over safety clasp. Scroll down to see bracelets by Hobé that also have a floral motif.